Guest Room Refresh

by Liz Dowling

Our guest room on Block Island is finally done!

We cleared everything out of the room and started over. The only thing that stayed were the existing window treatments. I got a queen platform bed from Wayfair in navy with a tufted fabric headboard.

Tim put it together!

New mattress. New Dash & Albert throw rug in navy/white. Old wooden side table from our house in Rye. It took WEEKS to get this mattress. I ordered one from Mattress Firm – never came. I ordered two mattresses from Amazon, delivery dates estimated in October and November. This mattress is from Cardis in Rhode Island. Some sort of crazy run on mattresses this summer.

The Seacloth leaf pillow on the left is from Rye, the shams on right were in the guest room before and match the window treatments.

I had a white matelasse bedspread from Rye and a green comforter for the bottom of the bed when guests get cold. Everything is still very wrinkled here… have to fix that! The table lamp is an old Simon Pierce we have had for a long time with a new shade. There is a matching one on the bureau.

I took this wooden bureau from upstairs and put new glass knobs on it for the guest room. Mirror is Crate & Barrel. Here is the other Simon Pierce lamp. Artwork ready to hang!

Bureau up close.

This room is really small, but I think it is important to always have a chair in a bedroom. Somewhere to throw clothes, put your shoes on etc. This bistro chair was in Rye and is the right size and feel for this space.

This lamp is new from All Modern. Lights up this back corner.

Artwork going up. A vintage Block Island map near the bed.

A framed French poster near the bistro chair, another Block Island map on the other side of the window and a B/W Block Island print over the wooden side table.

Green accent on the side table.

I added a little wall sconce so the person closest to the window could also read in bed. Found it on Amazon. This project took longer than I thought because the mattress and platform bed took so long to get here. The room is a mix of old and new and I am happy how it turned out. Cozy and fresh. So much so, one of my daughters has already moved in full time…  Click here to see the beginning of the project.

the wry home


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Jane Nelson July 1, 2020 - 6:11 am

Liz it looks great. I love your creativity with the chair- it doesn’t work and I agree one needs a place for clothes. I can’t believe the headboard is from Wayfair- it looks great. Something I will have to remember!!!

Elizabeth Dowling July 1, 2020 - 9:33 am

Thanks Jane!

Amy Harden July 1, 2020 - 6:57 am

Looks great! Booking dates now!

Elizabeth Dowling July 1, 2020 - 9:34 am

Book it Aim! Can’t wait for the end of September!

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